Monday, August 22, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I did manage to finish a book last week- Jeff Vandermeer's Authority. It was really good. I want to read Acceptance sooner rather than later, but considering I'm still reading The City of Mirrors I need a break from science fiction and will spend some time getting back to my literary/historical roots and maybe even read a crime novel or two before I finish up that series.

Yes I'm still reading The City of Mirrors but I'm thisclose to finishing and expect to be done early this week. Then I'll review it and the Passage series as a whole.

I started reading Alina Bronsky's latest book, Baba Dunja's Last Love, which came out a month or two ago. I finally picked up a copy last week after I felt settled enough in my home to recommence buying books lol. Actually a "what's new on the shelf" post is long overdue.

Finally I'm still enjoying Masha Gessen's The Man Without a Face, but enjoying may not be quite the right word since it's kind of a horror show about Vladimir Putin. I just finished a chapter about the incident in which Chechen terrorists held a theater's worth of people hostage and 129 of them died mostly due to government incompetence. Even though I had the energy to keep going I had to stop for the night because it was too awful. But I expect to finish the book before my next "It's Monday" post, and pick something else off my nonfiction shelf.

That's it for me. What are you reading today?


Esther said...

I'm reading two books: Enigma of China, a police procedural set in Shanghai, by Qiu Xiaolong. I got it at a terrific mystery bookstore, Mystery on Main Street, in Brattleboro, Vt.

The second is The Sellout, by Paul Beatty. It was one of the N.Y. Times' 10 best books of the year. It's a very funny and sharp satirical novel about a black neighborhood in Los Angeles.

Mystica said...

I've seen the Bronsky book on several blogs this week. Intrigued by this one.